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Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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PART IOrdinary maintenance

1.—(1) The requirements of the student referred to in regulation 13(i)(a) shall include his requirement for ordinary maintenance during—

(a)any period while he is attending the course; and

(b)the Christmas and Easter vacations;

and the amount of such requirement (“ordinary maintenance requirement”) shall be determined in accordance with this Part.

(2) Where a student’s ordinary maintenance requirements are different in respect of different parts of a year, his ordinary maintenance requirement for that year shall be the aggregate of the proportionate parts of those differing requirements.

2.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of—

(a)any student who, on the recommendation of the academic authority, resides in the institution or in a hostel or other accommodation administered by the academic authority;

(b)any independent student or married student who does not reside at his parents' home;

(c)area other student who does not reside at his parents' home, except where he can in the opinion of the board conveniently attend the course from his parents' home and the board, after consultation with the academic authority, considers that in all the circumstances the ordinary maintenance requirement specified in paragraph 3(2) would be appropriate; and

(d)any student residing at his parents' home whose parents by reason of age, incapacity or otherwise cannot reasonably be expected to support him and in respect of whom the board is satisfied that in all the circumstances the ordinary maintenance requirements specified herein would be appropriate.

(2) In the case of such a student the ordinary maintenance requirement shall be £2,040 except that—

(a)where he is attending a course at the University of London or at an institution within the area comprising the City of London and the metropolitan police district, it shall be £2,560;

(b)where he is attending, for at least eight weeks and as a necessary part of his course, an overseas institution, it shall (notwithstanding anything in paragraph (a)) be—

  • £3,485 if that country is a highest-cost country;

  • £2,990 if that country is a higher-cost country;

  • £2,510 if that country is a high-cost country; and

  • £2,040 in any other case.

3.—(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of any other student, that is to say, in the case of—

(a)a student residing at his parents' home, except where the conditions specified in paragraph 2(i)(d) are satisfied;

(b)a student whose case falls within the exception to paragraph 2(1)(c).

(2) In the case of such a student the ordinary maintenance requirement shall be £1,615.

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